17 December 2015

On This Day: Lancaster children suffer Scarlet Fever

Scarlet Fever is an “acute, contagious febrile disease marked by sore throat, and a scarlet rash,” according to a medical dictionary.

Margie Glover Jenkins, the 18 month old granddaughter of Lancaster’s Thomas Baumgardner, died this week, reported the Lancaster Daily Intelligencer On This Day in 1880.


Lancaster Daily Intelligencer. (Lancaster, PA), 17 December 1880. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress.

Taber, Clarence Wilbur. Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis Company, 1958. Page S-15.

On This Day is a prompt to further explore historical events.


© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.